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The Resource Gestures and looks in medieval narrative, J.A. Burrow

Gestures and looks in medieval narrative, J.A. Burrow

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Gestures and looks in medieval narrative
Title
Gestures and looks in medieval narrative
Statement of responsibility
J.A. Burrow
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Subject
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Language
eng
Summary
  • "In medieval society, gestures and speaking looks played an even more important part in public and private exchanges than they do today. Gestures meant more than words, for example, in ceremonies of homage and fealty. In this, the first general study of its kind in English, John Burrow examines the role of non-verbal communication in a wide range of narrative texts, including Chaucer's Troilus and Criseyde, the anonymous Sir Gawain and the Green Knight, Malory's Morte Darthur, the romances of Chretien de Troyes, the Prose Lancelot, Boccaccio's Il Filostrato, and Dante's Commedia
  • Burrow argues that since non-verbal signs are in general less subject to change than words, many of the behaviours recorded in these texts, such as pointing and amorous gazing, are familiar in themselves, yet may prove easy to misread, either because they are no longer common, like bowing, or because their use has changed, like winking."--BOOK JACKET
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http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Burrow, J. A.
Dewey number
809/.93355
Index
index present
LC call number
PN682.N65
LC item number
B87 2002
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Cambridge studies in medieval literature
Series volume
48
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Literature, Medieval
  • Narration (Rhetoric)
  • Nonverbal communication in literature
Label
Gestures and looks in medieval narrative, J.A. Burrow
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 186-195) and indexes
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
49773763
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xi, 200 pages
Isbn
9780521815642
Lccn
2002067663
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Label
Gestures and looks in medieval narrative, J.A. Burrow
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 186-195) and indexes
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
49773763
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xi, 200 pages
Isbn
9780521815642
Lccn
2002067663
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n

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